The poor old Canterville Ghost does not
know what to do. His work is to frighten people, but
the Americans who have just moved into Canterville Chase
are not frightened by anything he does to them. Things
get even worse when the young twins start to play tricks
The Canterville Ghost is three hundred years old. He
is very tired, but he cannot rest. He would like to
stop frightening people and go to sleep for ever more
in the Garden of Death, but he cannot open the door.
As he wonders if anyone will help him, Virginia, the
beautiful daughter of the family, comes to talk to him.
In this and six other short stories, love and selfishness
meet in different ways. The results are sometimes sad
and sometimes funny, but always interesting.
This book includes The Canterville Ghost,
The Happy Prince, The Star-child,
The Model Millionaire, The Nightingale
and the Rose and The Devoted Friend.
Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland in
1854. As a young man, he went to live and work in London
as a writer. He became very famous for his plays and